Magna opens a new factory in Romania at Ford Craiova

Magna Exteriors and Interiors (MEI), an operating
unit of Magna International Inc., celebrates the grand opening of its new operation in Craiova,

Magna opens a new factory in Romania at Ford Craiova

MEI is located within the Ford plant in Craiova, where 100 employees produce frontand rear bumpers as well as various other exterior trim components for the global automaker.

MEI executives were joined today in the grand opening ceremony by Ion Prioteasa, President ofthe Dolj District, Olguta Lia Vasilescu, Mayor of Craiova and Philippe Beaulne, the CanadianAmbassador to Romania.

“The Magna investment comes at a very important moment for Craiova, because itcreates new jobs at a time when they are needed,” said Ion Prioteasa, President of the DoljDistrict. “It reconfirms the human potential of the Dolj region and I am honored to attend theinauguration of the Magna plant, which opens a new chapter in the history of our city."“I welcome the opening of a global company such as Magna here in Craiova,” saidOlguta Lia Vasilescu, Mayor of Craiova.

“The Craiova Municipality is willing to lend its support toinvestors who bring jobs into the region. I wish the employees and the company a great start.”"Not only does this new facility demonstrate continued growth for MEI in Europe, but italso marks the first manufacturing facility in Romania for Magna," said Albert Lidauer, PresidentEurope for Magna Exteriors and Interiors.

"This is proof that as our customers expand theirmanufacturing footprints around the world, we will be there to support them with world-classoperations delivering our high-quality products."MEI Craiova, which covers a production area of 13,000 square meters, providesinjection molding, painting and assembly services to Ford.

The Ford B-MAX compact multi-activity vehicle combines modern expressive designwith an innovative construction to create a completely unique small family vehicle offeringunprecedented ease of access to front and rear for the customer."We are very pleased to launch this new facility to support Ford Motor Company," saidGeorge Condrea, General Manager of MEI Craiova.

"This facility was established with severalnew operational efficiencies in mind, including a fully automated painting line that helps increaseproductivity and delivers the level of manufacturing excellence our customers expect."

Author: AL
Source: Autolatest

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